More than 6,500 migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have died in Qatar since it won the right to host the World Cup 10 years ago, the Guardian can reveal.
How Nepalese migrant workers are being exploited in Qatar. FIFA have for the first time admitted a violation in workers’ standards as Qatar prepares for the 2022 World Cup. The revelation comes following an investigative report by Benjamin Best for German broadcaster WDR. Broadcasted June 5th 2019.
At least 17 workers have died on World Cup stadium sites, according to the Building and Wood Workers’ International global union. “FIFA’s promise to make human rights a centerpiece of its global operations has been put to the test in Russia, and FIFA is coming up short,” said Jane Buchanan, associate Europe and Central Asia director … [Read more…]
In a letter sent to world football’s governing body lawyers acting for FNV and Alam have given Fifa’s new president, Gianni Infantino, three weeks to accept its complicity and pay damages before going to court. If the action is successful it could open the door for hundreds of thousands of migrant workers to make similar … [Read more…]
FIFA Forward is a “step change” for global football development. It is built on three principles to provide 360 degree, tailor-made support for football development in each of FIFA’s member associations and the six confederations: • more investment, • more impact, • more oversight.The aim is to improve the way we develop and support football across … [Read more…]
The spectacular scale of greed at the former top of FIFA was revealed on Friday when lawyers said that three high-ranking former officials – Sepp Blatter, Jérôme Valcke and Markus Kattner – had secretly given themselves pay rises and massive World Cup bonuses totalling 79.000.000 Swiss francs (about 650.000.000 Swedish kronas). Read full story at The Guardian … [Read more…]
According to Die Welt, Fifa is probing claims that Infantino, elected president of world football’s governing body only in February, acted to destroy recordings of a Fifa council meeting in Mexico. Fifa has said formal proceedings are yet to be taken against Gianni Infantino despite reports in a German newspaper that he is facing a … [Read more…]
When the European Championship was assigned to Ukraine and Poland in 2012 UEFA received warnings in an early internal report. A “tipster”, a former official of the Cyprus Football Association, claimed that some of those who voted for Poland / Ukraine should have been paid to do so. UEFA appointed a special investigator, Peter Limacher, who was supposed to meet the “tipster” … [Read more…]
The FIFA Council today appointed Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura of Senegal as FIFA Secretary General (SG). Ms Samoura is a 21-year veteran of United Nations programmes who is currently the UN’s Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria. The announcement was made by FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico … [Read more…]
The World Cup in Brazil 2014 should have had a positive impact but put under scrutiny a lack of engagement from FIFA and corporate sponsors have left a bad taste that still remains halfway to the World Cup 2018 in Russia and probably all the way until 2022 in Qatar. In FIFA’s Sustainability Report 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil with Sepp … [Read more…]